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e.bausch
07-11-2009, 10:20 AM
I am very new to bow shooting. I bought a Martin MOAB last fall but have only recently been able to begin shooting due to a shoulder injury, but to the point... I bought the bow to take advantage of the very long deer bow season we enjoy in Ohio. I decided I wanted a string stopper to lessen the chance of the deer being spooked by the bow and to stop the string from hitting my forearm when I get sloppy with my stance.

I have a few machine tools and made one out of 6061 aluminum. I machined a radius, that is thoroughly debured, for the string to nestle in. After I made it I looked at the commercial offerings and saw they all have a heavy rubber bumper for the string.

My questions are will I damage something with out a big rubber bumper, how should it be adjusted for string contact and when I shoot it the bow it is quieter but it makes a "tick" sound, is that sound to be expected.

Thanks in advance.


http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/Bow_String_Stopper.JPG

alex
07-11-2009, 10:41 AM
:eek: DO NOT shoot it with this! You may be seriously injured. You need a rubber stop. If you want, check my homemade STS in Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4hrHB6xhks&feature=channel_page
Also i've posted some pictures in a previous thread. I've used a rubber tip from a cane ;)
P.S. The STS must be either right next to the string or a millimetre away - you must try different positions untill you're satisfied - oh, this sounds strange, i'm sorry :) .

Dave308
07-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Here is the stopper ya need

http://www.meanvarchery.com/catalog/item/4720256/4764875.htm

#93
07-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks guys. I am the original poster, just remembered my account name. Thanks for the links. I just ordered one of the Meanv Archery rubber bumpers. I'll make a shaft to fit it once it arrives.

Alex I saw some of your other youtube videos while my shoulder was healing. I'll take it you like the MOAB :) So far I am thrilled with mine but it is my first bow so I don't have a point of reference. I have really taken a liking to archery and am surprised at how accurate the bows are, compared to what I shot in boy scouts so long ago, and I am not even good yet :D

alex
07-13-2009, 05:13 AM
"Alex I saw some of your other youtube videos while my shoulder was healing. I'll take it you like the MOAB So far I am thrilled with mine but it is my first bow so I don't have a point of reference. I have really taken a liking to archery and am surprised at how accurate the bows are, compared to what I shot in boy scouts so long ago, and I am not even good yet "

Thanks for watching them! I really like the MOAB - i have a cheap Taiwanian compound bow which i also like, but the Martin is my first high quality American bow and it's great! So far i've shot the MOAB only in the backyard no more then 13-14 yards and am impatient to try it on longer ranges next month :) Good luck with your shoulder and have a nice time with your bow!

#93
07-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the advice guys. I made a second string stopper to fit the Meanv Archery boot. It no longer makes the tick sound when I shoot it and am very happy.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/sts_2.JPG

madlaz
07-17-2009, 11:08 AM
Try the limbsaver stopper you will really be happy it is awsome.

alex
07-17-2009, 11:43 AM
Looks nice! Good job with the rod :) Works like the factory ones but 5-6 times cheaper.